Best Interests of the Child

In a divorce, the courts consider the best interests of the child when determining child custody. Find out what that means by watching this video.

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Who gets the kids?


If you’re here, you might be going through a custody battle in New Jersey. One of the questions that I receive are, what factors do the courts use to determine who gets the kids? That is determined by the best interest of the child.Best Interests of the ChildThere are a multitude of factors that the courts will consider, including your abilities as a parent, the child’s wishes (depending upon their age), the necessities that can be met by the child, and quite frankly, the ability between both spouses to get along. It is one of the most difficult things that we face as divorce attorneys, and we strive to try to work things through before it gets to that point for the simple reason that in most custody battles, the only ones who lose are the kids and we want to try to avoid that as much as possible.

Are you or a loved one getting divorced with children and have questions about the best interests of the child? Contact New Jersey child custody attorney Bart W. Lombardo for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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